June 30, 2018 17:29 IST

Deadly shooting at Maryland newspaper office

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Five people were killed on Thursday in a shooting at the offices of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, authorities said. "I don't know what to say other than our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families, and we take comfort knowing that they are in God's embrace," Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said. Several other people were "gravely injured," William Krampf, acting chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, told a news briefing. The attacker is in custody and police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said that the department had no other suspects. He described the person in custody as a white male armed with a shotgun, Efe reported. Credit: Reuters
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Steve Schuh, the County Executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, holds a copy of the Capital Gazette as he is interviewed the day after a gunman killed five people and injured several others at the newspaper's offices, in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Credit: Reuters
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A police car blocks the road in front of the Capital Gazette a day after a gunman opened fire at the newspaper, killing five people and injuring several others in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Credit: Reuters
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Kim Wither says a prayer at an impromptu memorial outside of the Capital Gazette, the day after a gunman killed five people inside the newspaper's building in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Credit: Reuters
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Members of the media report on events the day after a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette newspaper's offices, killing five people and injuring several others in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Credit: Reuters